BAE Systems currently has vacancies available for Senior and Principal Engineers – Human Factors in Barrow-in-Furness (UK)

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Oct 2, 2014
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Would you like to play a key role in the implementation of Human Factors in Submarine Design and the in the design of Submarine Build Facilities? We currently have currently vacancies available for Senior and Principal Engineers – Human Factors to join the team at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

As a Human Factors Specialist, you will gain exposure to a wide variety of Human Factors challenges across both Submarine and Site/Facilities and Operational Programmes of work, in a team which is dedicated to optimising the design of complex products and systems to ensure the safety, wellbeing and performance of BAES Systems and Royal Navy's end users.

This will include design and assessment of the work place, accommodation and habitable environments, Control Room and Work Station design, Experimental design including User Trials and Interface design using Human Factors disciplines of Anthropometry, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Human Reliability Assessment (HRA). This role will give you the opportunity to enhance your skills in all areas of Human Factors, influencing the design of Submarines, complex systems and site facilities to ensure they are optimised for their intended users, improving usability, safety and crew / operator wellbeing.

You will be part of a large Human Factors department, reporting to the Human Factors Engineering Managers and you will be required to work closely with stakeholders including Engineers, Designers, Safety Case Teams, End Users (Operators) and Client Representatives.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior or Principal Engineer – Human Factors will involve:

Undertaking Task Analysis – breaking down operator tasks to identify issues with design, systems, processes, and identify opportunities for error prevention

Conducting Workload Analysis / Assessment of Situation Awareness to optimise operator performance through design

Undertaking Human Reliability Analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative) and Human Factors support to the Safety Case

Conducting Experimental design - planning and conducting User Trials and HF assessments of the developing design, optimising user interaction

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) development and assessment

Conducting Human Machine Interface reviews
Workplace / workspace assessment including anthropometry

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior or Principal Engineer – Human Factors:

Degree in Human Factors/Ergonomics/ Psychology / or other relevant discipline

Experience in Stakeholder engagement and management

Experience in adopting Human Factors methodology such as Task Analysis

Experience in one or more HF disciplines e.g. Anthropometry, Human Machine Interface, Human Computer Interaction and Human Reliability Analysis

Experience of providing Human Factors advice to a large/complex project

Experience producing Human Factors reports
Experience in writing Human Factors Integration Plans

Experience in managing a Human Factors Issues Register

What we're looking for in you:
You will be a skilled communicator, possessing a good level of diplomacy to enable successful interaction with a range of stakeholders who may have conflicting requirements. You will have the ability to work autonomously or as part of a wider team of experienced professionals and will have a desire to further develop your experience and career across Human Factors with a focus on enhancing professional development in all domains.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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